- Fri Mar 11, 2022 1:18 am #16490810
Good if you want to block an attack but aren't presently using a shield in the off hand. Damage reduction is pretty strong and against some attacks that have big stagger (like 2h knights doing the lunge that launches you) you will stand your ground. Will get you killed on attacks with fast follow-ups/multiple swings that usually knock you down, like Leonid's double swing (would normally launch you and the second attack whiffs). Has the weird issue of competing with guard countering using a Barricade ash on a shield to negate damage then punish.